DVC Direct Pricing April 2016

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

Below is the most current price list for new member purchases made directly through Disney Vacation Club. When purchasing direct from DVC, new buyers are required to purchase a minimum of 100 points for most of the resorts whereas existing owners can purchase as little as 25 points. The average direct-from-Disney purchase price is currently $155 per point. Vero Beach … Read More

Changes to DVC Resale Policy: What Does It Mean?

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club, DVC Owner Benefits, DVC Resales

Early this morning, Disney announced further restrictions for new buyers who purchase their ownership on the resale market, in addition to the resale policy announced in 2011. As of April 4, 2016, owners who purchase from anyone other than Disney will not have access to DVC incidental benefits (also known as Membership Extras) such as Member discounts on dining, shopping, Member-exclusive events, and … Read More

Adding Points to DVC Memberships: 3 Things to Consider

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

Adding to DVC Memberships

As vacation habits change and the “Disney Bug” sets in, many DVC members find themselves needing more points than they originally purchased. Instead of renting extra points each year or purchasing “one time use” points directly from Disney, most owners will choose to simply buy another contract to supplement their current points. We like to call this an “add-on” contract … Read More

2015 DVC ROFR Data

Kinn TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales, DVC ROFR Data, Selling DVC

Disney’s Right of First Refusal (ROFR) is in place to protect the value of ownership by not allowing their product to be sold below “fair market.” Although price is an important factor in Disney’s decision making, there are other factors that are not made public and we never know for sure why one contract is chosen over another. We strive … Read More

DVC Direct Pricing vs Resale

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales

DVC Pricing versus Resale

Multiple sources are reporting price increases for Disney’s “sold out” resorts. These prices reportedly went into effect mid-February 2016 for anyone purchasing points directly from Disney Vacation Club. With prices as high as $180 per point, its clear to see why so many buyers purchase their DVC ownership on the resale market. When compared to developer pricing, resale prices average around … Read More

Top 25 Timeshare Resorts for 2016

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

#1 Timeshare Resort - Disney's Beach Club

As selected by Redweek users, here are the top 25 timeshare rental resorts for 2016: DISNEY’S BEACH CLUB VILLAS Lake Buena Vista, Florida MARRIOTT’S ARUBA SURF CLUB Palm Beach, Aruba HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS Paradise Island, Bahamas DISNEY’S BOARDWALK VILLAS Lake Buena Vista, Florida MARRIOTT’S MAUI OCEAN CLUB Lahaina, Hawaii MARRIOTT’S ARUBA OCEAN CLUB Palm Beach, Aruba MARRIOTT’S KO OLINA … Read More

Top 5 Features on ResalesDVC’s New Website

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales, Selling DVC

Hello everyone and thank you all for being a part of our “family” for so many years!  We are constantly working to bring you the best resale experience and are very excited to announce a newly designed website. We hope you find the new site a bit more functional and helpful in your search for the perfect DVC. So, what’s new? … Read More

2015 DVC Condo Meeting Highlights

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

In early December of each year, DVC holds their Condominium Association Meeting in which board members are elected, resort budgets for the upcoming year are presented and approved, and we learn about upcoming events and projects for DVC. The year 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Disney Vacation Club and we’re told many surprises will be unveiled this year … Read More

2016 DVC Annual Dues Projections

Kinn TutasAnnual Dues, Buying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

Budgets for most of the Disney Vacation Club resorts have been released according to DVCnews.com. Aulani budgets have yet to be released. Average increase for all resorts is around 3% with Vero Beach seeing the lowest at 0.31% and Saratoga Springs seeing the largest increase at 5.11%. Your annual dues are applied to a variety of vital interests including: Operating Expenses (housekeeping, transportation (if … Read More

DVC Financing Updates from Monera Financial

Kinn TutasBuying DVC

As of November 1, 2015, Monera Financial will be offering financing for the current Florida DVC properties ONLY. They will no longer finance loans for purchases at Hilton Head, Grand Californian, or Aulani. For these purchases, please refer to Lightstream, a home equity loan or TimeshareLending. As a reminder, the following rates and terms are available through Monera Financial: Option C              Option B              Option A 1 – 5 Years               9.9%                      … Read More